Our Doctors

Meet our Team of Doctors at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry

At Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, our family dentists, oral surgeons and orthodontists in Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and surrounding areas in North Carolina, take your dental health seriously. Our team has over 400 years of combined experience working with patients from children to teenagers to adults. Our motto here at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry is "We love to make you smile!" and you will hear us asking how we can help you smile from your very first phone call. Learn more about our doctors that can't wait to meet you at one of our 27 locations below! You can search by Last Name, Location, or Specialty to find a particular doctor you are looking for. As always, if you have any other questions about our doctors, you can reach out to us online, by email at info@lanedds.com, or by calling 1-877-LANE-DDS!

Dr. Don Lane - Lane & Associates Family Dentistry Owner

Dr. Donnie Lane

Offices: Garner
Specialty: General Dentistry

Dr. Donnie Lane graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1980, following obtaining a degree at UNC in Chemistry from 1976 to 1980. He and his wife Phyllis opened their first practice in Fuquay-Varina, NC in 1980.

Dr. Lane is a member of the ADA, the NC Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry from whom he has received the Prestige’s Fellowship Award. Dr. and Mrs. Lane have two children, Ashley and Jessie, and four grandchildren.

Dr. Lane continues to control and oversee the operations of Lane & Associates Family Dentistry and mentors many of its approximately 50 Doctors.

Dr. Mazin Aziz

Specialty: General Dentistry

Dr. Mazin Aziz received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, in 2005.

Subsequent to graduation from USC Dental School, Dr Aziz became an Associate with Dr. Lane and Associates, at the Wake Forest Road, Raleigh location and Fuquay Varina location in 2005.

Dr. Aziz is a licensed DDS in the State of North Carolina.  He currently holds memberships in numerous professional organizations, including The American Dental Associates, The North Carolina Dental Society and Raleigh – Wake County Dental Society.

Dr. Aziz provides a standard of excellence in personalized quality dental care to every patient. He is committed to continual education in the dentistry profession which allows him to give his patients healthy long lasting beautiful smiles.

Dr. Aziz is fluent in Arabic, French, and English. When Dr. Aziz is not practicing his passion of general dentistry, he enjoys traveling with his family. 


Dr. Don Bailey

Specialty: General Dentistry

Dr. Bailey is a Wake County native, as is his wife. They have been married since 1998 and live in the Wake Forest area. They have three sons and enjoy spending time together traveling and attending sporting events. Dr. Bailey also enjoys collecting music and discussing his favorite movies.

He graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a degree in Biochemistry; he also spent some semesters abroad and completed a degree in Spanish Language and Literature at NCSU. After working for the NC Department of Agriculture for a few years, Dr. Bailey discovered his passion for dentistry and decided to go back to school. He attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry from 2000-2004 and graduated with honors. He began working for Lane & Associates Family Dentistry soon after, and has enjoyed the time that he has spent in our offices since then.

Dr. Bailey works in Garner and the Raleigh Wake Forest Road offices. He is a general dentist, and sees both children and adults. He also speaks Spanish. In addition to typical general dental procedures, Dr. Bailey also does root canals, one-visit CEREC crowns, and implant bridges/dentures. He is also a provider of oral sleep apnea appliance therapy.

Dr. Kenneth Black

Offices: Hamlet, Pinehurst
Specialty: General Dentistry

Dr. Kenneth Black graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.  He served 37 years in the Armed Forces, with 12 active and 25 U.S. Army Reserves.  Dr. Black has been deployed to many areas of the world, including Southeast Asia and the middle east. His final position before retiring was as an instructor at Special Warfare Medical Group(A) at Ft. Bragg for 9 years where he trained special forces medics in dental sciences to provide emergency dental services in a field setting. 

Dr. Black is a Cerec owner and provider with numerous courses from the Scottsdale Dental Learning Center and has treated patients with Cerec restorations on almost a daily basis from 2005 to the present.

Special training and qualifications:

  • Certified in the preparation and placement of Lumineers, having placed several hundred lumineers on patients providing esthetic results with minimal tooth reduction.
  • 10 month continuum at Triangle Implant Institute.  210 continuing education hours in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants, allowing me to both place and restore numerous dental implants.
  • Training and certification in sleep dentistry and have provided treatment for numerous patients suffering sleep apnea.
  • Completed certification as Invisalign provider and treated numerous cases using Invisalign clear aligners.
  • Completed Dawson Functional Occlusion courses in the science of the esthetic and functional aspects of dental restorations, as well as treatment of disorders related to dysfunction of the masticatory system.
  • Trained at Dental Education Laboratories, L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD in the Art and Science of Endodontics Hands-on laboratory course and performed numerous molar endodontic procedures.
  • Member of ADA and the NC Dental Society.  

Dr. Black is married to his lovely wife Debra and enjoys golf, traveling and church activities in his spare time. 

Dr. Elise Brace Lane & Associates Family Dentistry

Dr. Elise Brace

Specialty: General Dentistry

Dr. Elise Brace was born in New York and moved to Wilmington, North Carolina when she was two years old.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Genetics from North Carolina State University.  After undergrad, she attended East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).  While in dental school, Dr. Brace was involved in the ECU chapter of American Association of Women Dentists and Smiles for a Lifetime, a service group aimed at providing dental education to the residents of various assisted living facilities in Greenville. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the American Association of Women Dentists.

Dr. Brace currently lives in Fuquay-Varina with her husband, Nathan, and her dog, Penny.  When not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, sewing, and curling up on the couch with a good book!


Dr. Sunny Chung

Dr. Sunny Chung

Specialty: General Dentistry

Dr. Sunny Chung received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from University of Chapel Hill in 1990 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 2004. She is a member of the American Dental Association and a member of the North Carolina Dental Society. Dr. Chung is certified in Lumineers. She enjoys traveling, ballroom dancing, and spending quality time with her family.

Dr. Chung currently works out of the Pittsboro and Sanford off of Tiffany Drive offices.

Dr Joseph Ciesielski General Dentist at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry Garner, NC

Dr. Joseph Ciesielski

Specialty: General Dentistry

Dr. Ciesielski is a Greenville, NC native and graduate of UNC Chapel Hill in 2009 and UNC Dental School graduate of 2013. He recently completed a year-long dental implant program and is focused on continuing his education so that he will be able to provide the best care for his patients.  When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Ciesielski enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Dr. Ciesielski can be found in our North Raleigh office off of Harvest Oaks Drive and in our Garner office near 40/42. 

Dr Lara Clark - Dentist at Lane and Associates

Dr. Lara Clark

Specialty: General Dentistry

Dr. Lara Clark is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan which is where she received a B.S. in Biology. She also earned her D.D.S in 2002 from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Clark began her training in dentistry in 1994 starting out as a dental assistant, working her way through dental school. Dr. Clark has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education courses over the years to stay current with the latest technology. She thoroughly enjoys the practice of dentistry and it shows in her energetic, yet gentle demeanor. She treats each patient with care and compassion, feeling that a conservative approach provides the best result for maintaining dental health.

Dr. Clark resides in Cary with her husband, young son, and two dogs. A member of the ASPCA since 2002, Dr. Clark has a love for animals and their well-being. She has also completed several marathons and half-marathons.

Dr. Dorrance Clark Lane & Associates Family Dentistry Periodontist

Dr. Dorrance Clark

Specialty: Periodontics

Dr. Dorrance Clark received his dental degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his specialty training in Periodontics from the University of Washington. He is passionate about creating a beautiful and healthy smile for each of his patients.


Dr. Marcus Curry Endodontist at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry

Dr. Marcus Curry

Specialty: Endodontics

Dr. Marcus Curry completed his undergraduate studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. While in dental school, Dr. Curry received the Jimmy B. Sheats Award given to the highest achiever in endodontics. Dr. Curry returned to UNC-CH to complete his residency in endodontics and received his Master of Science Degree in Endodontics. During his residency, Dr. Curry served as Chief Resident, and was awarded the Jacob B. Freeland Fellowship for the highest achieving resident. Prior to joining Lane & Associates, Dr. Curry was in private practice in Holly Springs, NC for seven years. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Curry prides himself on educating his patients so that they may make the best decision regarding their oral health, and providing each patient with exceptional endodontic care.  He continues to stay on the cutting edge of endodontics as he participates in numerous hours of continuing education each year.